Two widely disseminated strains of Enterococcus faecalis highly resistant to gentamicin and ciprofloxacin from bacteraemias in the UK and Ireland

Woodford, Neil, Reynolds, Rosy, Turton, Jane, Scott, Fiona, Sinclair, Alistair, Williams, Andrea and Livermore, David (2003) Two widely disseminated strains of Enterococcus faecalis highly resistant to gentamicin and ciprofloxacin from bacteraemias in the UK and Ireland. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 52 (4). pp. 711-4. ISSN 0305-7453

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Abstract

A strong association was observed between high-level resistance to ciprofloxacin and gentamicin for isolates of Enterococcus faecalis collected in the UK and Ireland as part of the BSAC Bacteraemia Resistance Surveillance Programme, 2001. Thus, 60 of 66 E. faecalis isolates with gentamicin MICs > or =512 mg/L were highly resistant to ciprofloxacin (MICs > or =32 mg/L), compared with only three of 83 E. faecalis isolates with normal gentamicin susceptibility (MICs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteremia,ciprofloxacin,drug resistance, bacterial,enterococcus faecalis,gentamicins,great britain,humans,ireland
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46748
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkg408

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